Traders, riders protest planned eviction near Mombasa Road mall

February 25, 2016 4:53 pm
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The traders who spoke to Capital FM News say the mall owners want to create space to beautify the land around the mall at the cost of their jobs/MIKE KARIUKI
The traders who spoke to Capital FM News say the mall owners want to create space to beautify the land around the mall at the cost of their jobs/MIKE KARIUKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 –Motorcycle riders and traders operating near Gateway Mall, located along Mombasa Road held demonstration on Thursday, over a planned eviction from the area.

Police officers were forced to lobe teargas in a bid to disperse the rowdy riders who had started burning tyres on the route leading to the mall.

Overview
  • The area has more than 80 traders and motorcycle riders.
  • Calm returned after the management of the mall, police and the protestors representatives agreed to address the contentious issues.

The traders who spoke to Capital FM News say the mall owners want to create space to beautify the land around the mall at the cost of their jobs.

“We will not allow the management of the mall to infringe on our rights,” a trader charged.

Another posed, “The mall was constructed while we were here. Why do they think we are low class and yet they found us here?’

Calm returned after the management of the mall, police and the protestors representatives agreed to address the contentious issues.

“They will operating from here as we discuss,” a senior officer who did not want to be mentioned told Capital FM News.

The area has more than 80 traders and motorcycle riders.

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